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Boxing News of Sunday, 3 June 2018

Source: Ghana Crusader

Dogboe won’t give Magdaleno a rematch - Manager

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Co-manager of Isaac Dogboe, Ellis Quashigah, says the expected rematch between Dogboe and Jessie Magdaleno will not happen.

Last week, Magdaleno, who lost his WBO World super bantamweight belt to the Ghanaian took to Social Media to call for a rematch.

Dogboe in responding to the former Champion’s call accepted to the fight him in his first defence of the belt.

But according to Quashigah, Top Rank (promoter for Dogboe and Magdaleno) will not sanction the fight.

“Well, the latest on the table is that we had a call from the Magdelano camp about a rematch,”Quashigah told Citi Sports.

“We are ready and Isaac is willing to fight but we had another call from Top Rank (who have signed Isaac and are also Magdelano’s promoters) that they would not sanction the bout.

“They say they are worried Magdelano might get hurt in that bout and thus, they would rather sanction a bout if the two boxers moved up to featherweight.

“We believe that Isaac will defend his title, unify the division and then, move up in weight. When that happens, the likelihood of a rematch is possible but for now, Top Rank is not ready to sanction the bout.”

Dogboe is currently in the United Kingdom getting ready for his title defence and he is expected to train there and then, move to Australia and the United Sates to complete his training.

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